Got the '26 registered and on the road. Took it to a display on Sunday, about a 40 kilometre drive (25 miles).Went well till on the way home a funny smell and grandson noticed a wisp of smoke from under the dash. Stopped and felt a hot wire there and wriggled the wires and got it home. Just pulled the dash and the found the "Coil" wire insulation on the terminal was rubbed through on the "bright" wire terminal screw head. I had installed a new wiring loom 12 months ago and had no problems with running it around the paddock on test runs , or even on the two short runs before this one. Lesson learned... make sure the terminals aren't close or touching.
That's a bad place for smoke, right next to the gas tank. It makes for an exciting day doesn't it? Glad you found and fixed the problem.
Add a fuse to the battery circuit! Fun Projects makes a nifty install kit. All my T's are fuse circuits, don't leave home without one.
The worst scenario is that your MAG eyelet moves over and touches the BAT terminal. Been there, done that, ruined the magneto. Make sure they are all separated and tight and make sure there is proper insulation on each.
Lesson Two Completed Dan :-)
First I had even thought about that and had to read it twice.
Double checking mine.